.

medieval misericords misericord misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls mittelalterlichen Miserikordie Chorgestühl.  středověké miserikordie. miséricordes médiéval.  middeleeuwse misericords.  Misericordia misericordias.  Misericordia medievale
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via e-mail Print Share on Digg Share on Google Bookmarks Share on Stumble Upon Share on Reddit

The Misericords and history of Ledbury,

St Michael’s has eleven, 15th century misericords all of which are Floriated Corbels.

Click the thumbnails for larger images

Home >

UK Non-Cathedrals

Mid

Ledbury

History of St Michael’s Church, Ledbury, Herefordshire.

It appears that the chancel of St Michael’s was built some time in the 12th century and may have been part of a larger church, however at some point in the 13th century the nave and sanctuary were rebuilt and enlarged, a separate bell tower was also built.  Further rebuilding, in a similar period, added the huge north and south aisles and the chapels of St Anne and the Lady chapel.  

During the 1330’s, monks from Hereford built what is known as the chapter house and tried to form a college, which appears to have been unsuccessful, however the misericords date from a slightly later period, being either 15th or 16th century.  This has left Ledbury in the enviable state of having St Michael of All Angels classed as the finest non-monastic church in Herefordshire, if not the entire region.  

St Michael’s has many rare features, such as the port-hole windows in the chancel, which probably started off life as the clerestory windows of the 12th century church.  The effigies and monuments seem to have survived the civil war unscathed.  The 18th century brought the addition of the spire to the detached tower.

Click for the official St Michael of All Angels website

Click here for more local Misericords

Click here for more 15th century misericords


Sitemap
Misericords RSS Update info

RSS feed for Automated updates of the regular upgrades to misericords.co.uk

Top of Page

Bookmark and Share



St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury1.jpg
Ledbury1.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury1.2.jpg
Ledbury1.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury2.jpg
Ledbury2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury3.jpg
Ledbury3.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury4.jpg
Ledbury4.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury4.2.jpg
Ledbury4.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury5.jpg
Ledbury5.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury6.jpg
Ledbury6.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury6.2.jpg
Ledbury6.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury7.jpg
Ledbury7.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury7.2.jpg
Ledbury7.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury8.jpg
Ledbury8.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury8.2.jpg
Ledbury8.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury8.3.jpg
Ledbury8.3.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury9.jpg
Ledbury9.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury9.2.jpg
Ledbury9.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury10.jpg
Ledbury10.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury10.2.jpg
Ledbury10.2.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury10.3.jpg
Ledbury10.3.jpg
St Michael of All Angels, Ledbury Herefordshire 15th century medieval misericord misericords misericorde misericordes Miserere Misereres choir stalls woodwork mercy seats pity seats Ledbury11.jpg
Ledbury11.jpg


  Top of Page